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Joe Schmidt has never been afraid to throw new faces into the mix for Ireland.
Ireland finished the 2017 RBS 6 Nations on a high and will look to carry that momentum into the rest of the calendar year.
Fans can vote for the 2017 RBS 6 Nations Try of the Championship with eight players in contention including Player of the Championship Stuart Hogg.
Conor Murray is touch and go to make his return to playing action this weekend as he continues to recover from the shoulder injury that kept him out of the end of the RBS 6 Nations.
Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney will both be out of action for a number of weeks - according to their head coach at Leinster Leo Cullen.
The IRFU have announced Peter Malone as the Ireland Under-20s interim head coach for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Georgia this summer after Nigel Carolan announced he would take a position at Guinness PRO12 side Connacht.
Ireland may have ended the 2017 RBS 6 Nations on a high note, but prop Cian Healy admits his insides were still 'burning' having not been able to lift the trophy aloft himself.
After an enthralling Super Saturday drew the curtain on another incredible RBS 6 Nations Championship, England were crowned champions in Dublin.
Accenture have announced their Statistical Team of the Championship after the RBS 6 Nations reached its dramatic conclusion on Super Saturday.
Just when the multi-million global audience thought they had seen every conceivable kind of grandstand finish, the RBS 6 Nations conjured up one nobody could have imagined.
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